The table below looks at the statistics for Java SE skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java SE over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 197 198 199
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Java SE 2 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.037% 0.067% 0.094%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.22% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £625 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £375 £475
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1598 1779 1816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.33% 29.82% 28.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1294 1380 1438
Average daily rate £425 £438 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 25
Average hourly rate £19.72 - £41.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 - £32.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 - £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

Java SE
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java SE across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Java SE Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Java SE
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java SE across the City of London region.

Java SE Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Java SE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java SE.

1 9 (100.00%) JSP
1 9 (100.00%) Servlets
1 9 (100.00%) Java
1 9 (100.00%) J2EE
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
1 9 (100.00%) Web Development
1 9 (100.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 9 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
2 8 (88.89%) Apache Sling
2 8 (88.89%) Jackrabbit
3 7 (77.78%) Git (software)
3 7 (77.78%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (77.78%) RESTful
3 7 (77.78%) Mockito
3 7 (77.78%) Subversion
3 7 (77.78%) Spring
3 7 (77.78%) SEO
3 7 (77.78%) JUnit
4 6 (66.67%) Apache Felix
5 5 (55.56%) Maven
6 4 (44.44%) CMS
6 4 (44.44%) UNIX
6 4 (44.44%) Selenium
6 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
7 3 (33.33%) Adobe
8 2 (22.22%) Apache Flex
8 2 (22.22%) Degree
8 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (11.11%) Middleware

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Java SE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java SE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (100.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (44.44%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Git (software)
1 7 (77.78%) Mockito
1 7 (77.78%) Subversion
1 7 (77.78%) JUnit
2 5 (55.56%) Maven
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
1 9 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) JSP
1 9 (100.00%) Servlets
1 9 (100.00%) J2EE
2 8 (88.89%) Apache Sling
3 7 (77.78%) RESTful
3 7 (77.78%) Spring
4 6 (66.67%) Apache Felix
5 2 (22.22%) Apache Flex
6 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
1 9 (100.00%) Web Development
1 9 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
2 7 (77.78%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (77.78%) SEO
3 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Adobe